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Bridge Across Fonthill Lake, Fonthill Bishop

Description: Bridge Across Fonthill Lake

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 320862

OS Grid Reference: ST9352632684
OS Grid Coordinates: 393526, 132684
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0934, -2.0938

Locality: Fonthill Bishop
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 5SE

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Listing Text

ST 93 SW (north side)

1/75 Bridge across Fonthill Lake


Bridge carrying track over lake. 1826 on keystone of east arch.
Limestone ashlar. Two segmental arches, west arch has initials GM
(for George Mortimer) on voussoir, east arch has date 1826. South
side has panels of tapered Doric columns between piers with stele,
vermiculated on south side only. Slightly curved abutment walls.
Cutwater and no balustrade on north side. Designed as a feature of
the landscaped park, clearly to be viewed from the south as the
north side possesses no decorative detail. George Mortimer bought
the remains of Fonthill Splendens in 1823 and made improvements to
the park, including widening the lake.
(J. Harris, Fonthill in Country Life, 24 November, 1966)

Listing NGR: ST9352632684

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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